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Postpartum Style Tips

Help a friend or yourself with these easy postpartum fashion tips. You have enough to worry about when you just had a baby, don’t let getting dressed stress you out more!

 

BEST DRESS FOR BREASTFEEDING

 

We all want to look cute and feel good about ourselves (even if we just had a baby during a pandemic). Don’t let sleepless nights, a new body, the fact that you may now be a feeding station, among other fun postpartum activities, keep you from confidently dressing. The quickest instant style solution? A dress that is one and done. Comfortable, flowing and with easy access to your chest, a stylish mumu is your new jam.

 

BEST DESIGNER FOR MATERNITY, POSTPARTUM AND BREASTFEEDING

 

I’m obsessed with Seraphine maternity. If it is good enough for Princess Kate, then it is good enough for me! The beauty of their pieces is that they design them for the beginning of pregnancy all the way through to breast feeding and beyond. All of their clothing can grow with you, shrink with you and allow you to whip out the girls at a moments notice (for breastfeeding of course). A sound investment? I think so.

 

RESTYLE MATERNITY FOR POSTPARTUM AND BEYOND

 

I am a believer that maternity pieces can live on in the postpartum world (and beyond), if styled correctly. Obviously it can’t be overtly maternity, but chic maternity style usually isn’t. Keep that in mind when you are buying your pregnancy “capsule collection” then it won’t sting as much because you will love it beyond the 9 months.

How To Pack For A Weekend Getaway

Stop stressing over packing! Follow Amy’s easy Labor Day weekend packing checklist to style tons of looks (without bringing the kitchen sink).

 

3 BAGS YOU NEED (and how to pack them!)

 

When talking about the ultimate packing list, I always talk about bags. They can completely change an entire look (which is why you need 3 just for a weekend getaway). They should cover all categories of possible activities including the beach, daytime adventures and nighttime fabulousness. And that’s it, do not try and squeeze in any more. We are trying to streamline your packing with reality in mind! Watch the video below for quick and easy tips on how to pack your 3 awesome bags. And be sure to click on my checklist to shop some look-alike options for your next trip!

 

HOW TO PACK YOUR HAT

 

You need at least one hat for a fabulous weekend getaway. This is not optional, this is a necessity. Your face is your money maker and sun damage is not conducive to this concept. Plus you are WAY more fabulous with a hat on. Think of this styling choice as a daytime activity topper in addition to your beach days. Does the threat of packing said hat cause you to leave it in your closet? Stop no more. Watch this video and learn how easy it is to bring your awesome (and protective) hat with you.

 

THE PERFECT BEACH LOOK

 

Getting ready for the beach should not be an uphill battle. It can definitely be a daunting experience if being half-naked around strangers is not your thing. So let me make it just a little easier (and more fabulous). Just a few basics will have you feeling good, looking good and showing off your sassy sense of style while still being comfortable. Check out the video below to create the ultimate beach look no matter your body type, budget or lifestyle!

The Best Activewear Brands

Back again by popular demand! On this episode of #CommunityClosetChallenge, Tatiana, a Corrective Exercise Specialist, chatted with Amy about their favorite gym clothing that actually holds everything in. Hallelujah. 

 

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY EXPENSIVE YOGA PANTS

 

I get it, yoga pants have gotten crazy expensive. When did exercise clothing become investment pieces? So, is it completely crazy to spend $100 on yoga pants? $200? I personally promote the “cost per wear” concept, but understand that the initial swipe of your credit card might be painful. If you consider a brand like Ultracor that is reversible, lasts around 4 years and cuts their styles based on different heights, then yes, I believe spending $200 is worth it. You are definitely getting more bang for your buck. That is $25 per year which is about what a cheap pair would cost.

 

THE BEST SPORTS BRA FOR YOUR BOOBS

 

It is a constant war. How does one keep their boobs tucked away comfortably while doing just about any workout? Finding the right sports bra that doesn’t look like it was designed for your grandma is a very real problem….. until now! Nike really is the best offering 3 support systems, light, medium and high. Search no more, your girls will be happy and looking cute in one of their sassy designs from here on out.

 

THE BEST BLACK YOGA PANTS

 

Finding the perfect black yoga pants can be almost as exhausting as finding the perfect jeans. Luckily you came to the right place for answers. Nancy Rose Performance has created a hybrid cotton and lycra high-waisted style that sucks and tucks in all the right places. Your butt even looks better in these awesome yoga pants. Need any more reasons to grab a pair immediately? I didn’t think so.

Style Your Summer Wardrobe for Fall

This week on #CommunityClosetChallenge, Caroline, a recent high school graduate, is off to college and looking for a chic yet casual new look. She is moving in by herself and only bringing 2 suitcases. Can I help her create a capsule wardrobe that can go from late summer to early fall? Yup!

 

ROLL YOUR SLEEVES. YOU LOOK COOLER!

 

It is one of the easiest ways to instantly make you look skinnier, trendier and cooler. With that much awesomeness created in an instant, why wouldn’t you do it? By rolling up the sleeves of a shirt or a blazer, you are defining your waist by drawing the eye to your middle. In addition, often times leaving a sleeve down allows a garment to overwhelm your body. Basically the item is wearing you rather than you wearing the item. If this seems confusing, watch the video above and be amazed by the magic of a rolled up sleeve!

 

HOW TO ROCK A BLANKET STYLE SWEATER.

 

I am all about function first, fashion second. And if we can make that function ridiculously comfortable in the family of a blanket, then hell yes! An oversized, blanket-style sweater is all the jam. It can be used on a cozy Sunday afternoon for lounging or go out on a Saturday night with skinny jeans and heeled booties. It is basically your go-to piece for any “I just threw this on and look fabulous look”.

 

TO BELT OR NOT TO BELT.

 

Lots of people think that if something is oversized they NEED to belt it, not so. Stay away from the belts!!! In fact, do the exact opposite. Let your oversized item be just that, oversized. Don’t fight with the silhouette. So you don’t get swallowed by it, everything else you have on should be fairly fitted. And if you want to define your waist, put on a long pendant necklace that hits right at your belly button. This draws the eye in just as a belt would!

Styling Hacks Using Household Items

For this week’s #CommunityClosetChallenge, I shared my best insider styling tricks using everyday household items. You never knew toothpaste was so useful! 

 

TOOTHPASTE AS SILVER POLISH? HELL YES!

 

This is one of the best tricks I have ever learned and I use it all the time. Almost every client I have has a pile of tarnished silver jewelry that they plan on getting to (and never do). Most people do not have silver polish on hand, but EVERYONE has toothpaste. Just put a little on a paper towel and go to town on your jewelry. It instantly goes back to it’s original glory. Amazing? You betcha.

 

DOUBLE STICK TAPE IS A WARDROBE GAME CHANGER

 

I always have double stick tape on me, it’s that useful. It can fix most wardrobe emergencies, I’m that serious about it. I ONLY use Topstick Toupee tape. Hell, if it can keep a toupee from flying off it can definitely hold your boobs in place. Not only is it good for your Jennifer Lopez green Versace Grammy moment, it also fixes a torn pant hem instantly. Buy this NOW. You can thank me later.

 

MAXI PADS ARE FOR MORE THAN “THAT TIME OF THE MONTH”

 

I don’t use maxi pads for Aunt Flow, I use them for my armpits. I sweat and that is never in style. I own some seriously cute things that I do not want to ruin with my leaky armpits. Just stick a thin panty liner with adhesive where your armpit hits your blazer and voila, problem solved. Just don’t take your jacket off in public, that is NOT a cute style hack to reveal at a dinner party…..